Archer Bunker wrote:I first introduced "Charmins Disease" (The softer generation) about 8-10 years ago it was somewhere around the time that Buddy Wood was forced out at Rockland high school. When I first mentioned "Charmins Disease" some people thought I was crazy and some people thought I was just trying to be funny when I said that "Charmins" was spreading faster than cancer. But I was being serious.
Basically "Charmins" means weaker, a person with no backbone, people that want something without working for it and people who just want things handed to them. I said back then that this was going to ruin high school basketball because of parents whining about playing time and complaining about coaches to administration and school boards with no backbone to have the coach ousted.
Well today I think "Charmins" has pretty much spread throughout the whole state.
I hate to just say I was right..... but I was right. I don't even go to as many games as I used to because I don't like how soft the game is getting. Fundamentals are becoming a thing of the past. There are a few good coaches still out there but there is not many left.
How does everyone else feel about the game today verses 10 years ago?
Todays children are beyond pathetic. Whole world owes them something, Equal rights somewhere became special rights, everyone gets a trophy, no scores are kept, noones feelings can be hurt, no discipline can be handed down, smack on the ass you're a pervert and going to jail, smack on the head and you're a violent personality.......and going to jail. Noone is responsible for their own actions and on top of that, the generation we thought knew better (this generations parents) defend them even when they are wrong.
If my grandfather were alive...........this nonsense would kill him.